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Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
all day long today as this story evolved. this story starts here in the city of tijuana in mexico, right across the border from san diego. last thursday on thanksgiving day, a big truck left the hospital in tijuana, ultimately heading across the country, almost a thousand miles to mexico city. that is how far they were supposed to go on the route. it was a very long trip and a very important trip, because that truck was carrying this. it is an old piece of equipment from that hospital in tijuana. this particular equipment was used in radiation therapy, which means that the equipment itself was radioactive. the hospital was ready to replace the old equipment with new stuff. but first it had to send the old, now radioactive equipment to a facility for storing nuclear waste. the piece of old equipment from the hospital in tijuana was loaded with little pellets with something called cobalt 60. it is a radioactive isotope, that used in the right way, could save you from cancer, but in the wrong way, it could kill you. one of the worst nuclear accidents of all time happened in 1987 when
Dec 2, 2013 9:00pm PST
pretty much anywhere. it forces cities and towns across the state to allow guns in public places, even if locally, the police and the town and the people who live there do not want that. when one small-town mayor in morrisville, north carolina, campaigned to protect her ton's longstanding policy banning guns in a local park, the national rifle association decided to weigh in in that little town of 20,000 people and try to make an example out of her. they poured resources into the mayoral race in that small town to try to get rid of her. they called her a member of a radical national gun ban group. they poured resources into that race, and when she lost her re-election bid a few weeks later, the nra took credit for it. if your town doesn't think that guns belong on your playgrounds or in your parks, well, if you're in north carolina, too bad, you don't get a choice in the matter anymore. by the way, the nra will come after you if you try to fight it. on the substance of it, though, let's say you're okay with the idea of guns in playgrounds. how about guns in bars? how about that? and th
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm PST
essentially kited out as an extensive care unit, right here in the middle of the city, inside his home. so, you know, there's been a great deal of grieving in one sense, already, people have become quite used to this, this enactment, a 95-year-old man with a serious respiratory illness, who has been incredibly sick for several years now, dying at this grand old age, and was entirely predictable, but it was painful nonetheless. painful in those first few hours, talking to people here, listening to people, but i sense that even in those few hours since, the mood is slightly changing, as people reflect on the life of nelson mandela and what his sacrifice did for everyone here, rachel. >> rohit kachroo, thank you so much for staying up until the wee hours with us, i really appreciate you being there. thank you. we've got lots more to come. stay with us. [ paper rustles, outdoor sounds ] ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk
Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm PST
attacks on new york city that day started roughly 9:00 a.m. that day. the print version of the newspapers were already out. the front page of the "new york times" on september 11th, 2001. it was about school dress codes and how hot morning tv is. the first edition of the "new york times" that contained reporting on what happened on september 11th, 2001, that was the edition that came out on september 12th. in that day's paper, in the september 12th, they ran a by a photographer named richard drew. it shows a man falling. falling from the upper floors of the world trade center to his death. a lot of photos were taken of people that died that way they day. it is estimated a couple hundred people may have died that way on 9/11. their images, falling from buildings, they were captured by multiple photographers in still images and on video. the "new york times" and other videos, that ran the images, they did not run those images again after that day. now whether there was an overt backlash against them, or whether they just thought better of it with the passage of time, it's hard to figure out
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm PST
to tell you that oakland is the last city that i am visiting in the cause. let me assure you that did fight makes 71 years. at the end of this visit, i feel like a young man of 35. [cheers and applause] it is you, the people of oakland, the people of the bay area, who have given me and my delegation strength and hope to go back and continue the struggle. [cheers and applause] you must remember that you are our blood brothers and sisters. [cheers and applause] you are our comrades in the struggle. remember that we respect you. we admire you. and above all, we love you all. [cheers and applause] thank you. >>> i was there that day in person. i was 17. and the oakland coliseum of all places in oak land, california was nelson mandela's final stop on a tour of the united states that he took upon his release from prison after 27 years. this was less than six months after he was freed from prison. he was in his 70s. he'd not been free in decades, and he took this exhausting tour and you would not think of the bay area in oakland being must stops. but he made a specific point of traveling to
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
great confidence in our capacity. this city washington is grid locked and spends too much time worried about the next election and not enough worried about the next generation. what jack kennedy understood as well. that's the american people. we go through these periods where our politics gets all balanced up. the truth is sometimes we're nostalgic about the past. >> i am. >> i know you are. if over and over again they see they are not addressing the core problems we have, eventually they will put in place folks who are serious about getting the work done. >> let's talk about the problem with the legislative branch. the nature of america is an aisle down the center. those aisles have always been there. rarely have we had one party in power a year or two. are we stalk with this as long as we have two parties running our government. they can't compromise. they used to compromise. in the old days they would compromise and blame others for the ones they didn't like. today they don't and blame the other party. strike a deal and blame boehner for the parts you don't like and he can blame you
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am PST
by yourselves. i want to tell you that this is the last city i am visiting in the course of my tour. let me a sure you that despite my 71 years, at the end of this visit, i feel like a young man. it is you, the people of the bay area who have given me my dedication to continue this struggle. you must remember that you are our blood brothers and sisters. you are in the struggle. remember that we rescued you. we admired you and, above all, we love you all. thank you. >> i was there that day. in person. ifrs 17. in the oakland coliseum. it was nelson mandella's final stop in a tour of the united states that he took after being released from prison. he's in his 70s. he's not been free in decades. nelson mandella made a specific point of traveling to oakland, california. that he all had passed policies from divesting stock that did business in south africa. they had refused to unload south african goods. all to try to pressure the apartheid government. so nelson mandella came all the way from oakland. and that decision about divestment was not an uncontroversial one. he and british prime ministe
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm PST
was the bright lights. johannesburg was the golden city. >> reporter: but johannesburg in the 1940s isn't albright lights and big opportunities. particularly for a young black man. >> here was this strapping young man who had been part of this royal village who felt this high sense of self-esteem, and he was treated like dirt, like all of the other africans were. >> reporter: here in joe nan hessburg under the harsh realities of racism, mandela meets a man who will change his life forever. >> he walked into walter's office. he was a real estate agent. and mandela was astonished. he realized there was another life that was available. >> reporter: he was also an active member of the african national congress. started in 1912, the anc was created to peacefully advocate for political rights for south africa's blacks. mandela sees the future of the organization. >> he said we at the anc wanted to be a mass organization, and we needed a mass leader. and wen thun day nelson mandela walked into his office. he realized that's the guy. >> reporter: he becomes mandela's mentor and encourages him t
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